Borroum’s Drug Store/Museum and Slugburger Festival, Corinth – Mississippi Mondays August 26, 2019

I used Mississippi Encyclopedia to search for a Mississippi Mondays post this week – Borroum’s Drug Store/Museum and Slugburger Festival, Corinth – Mississippi Mondays August 26, 2019: https://mississippiencyclopedia.org/entries/borroums-drug-store/ and https://mississippiencyclopedia.org/entries/slugburgers/. I will also include links for the Slugburger Festival in Corinth. I wasn’t familiar with Mississippi Encyclopedia – https://mississippiencyclopedia.org/ until a general search for an earlier Mississippi Mondays post, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians – Mississippi Mondays August 12, 2019, included a link to the website.

I don’t know how much I will find on the drugstore – may find more on the Slugburger Festival (NOTE: no slugs are harmed in the making of slugburgers), but the drug store has stayed in the founder’s family since he opened it in 1865. The current owner is

The store has remained in the hands of family members and is presently owned and operated by the founder’s great-granddaughter, Camille Borroum Mitchell, one of the first two female students to obtain pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi. Early in her involvement with the store, Mitchell recognized the importance of making it a tourist destination as well as a drugstore and added a museum that included old medicine bottles, antique fixtures, photographs of the early days of Corinth, family relics from the Civil War, and an arrowhead collection compiled by her father, James Lannes Borroum.

–snip–

I thought Camille’s decision to make it a tourist designation and adding a museum was a smart business move. They sell “slugburgers” and are part of the city’s annual Slugburger Festival. She has some interviews on YouTube about the drug store.

Official Website: No official site that I could find; https://web.archive.org/web/20170605234648/http://www.borroumsdrugstore.com/ (Wayback Machine based on the company’s Facebook page URL for the website)

Slugburger Festival: http://www.mainstreetcorinth.com/ (redirects from the below link if I only type in the http://www.slugburgerfestival.com/ part)

Hours (stays open later during Slugburger Festival – call ahead to verify):

Monday 9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday Closed

Address:

604 East Waldron Street
Corinth, Mississippi

http://www.slugburgerfestival.com/what-are-slugburgers/ (not updated recently);

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located https://abandonedplaygrounds.com/

The Abandoned South: https://theabandonedsouth.tumblr.com/ No listing located

Asylum Projects: http://www.asylumprojects.org/ No listing located

Atlas Obscura No listing located – https://www.atlasobscura.com/

 Gastro Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/slugburger-mississippi (no mention of the drug store)

Corinth.net: https://www.corinth.net/dining/borroums-drug-store/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Borroums-Drug-Store-Inc-77302619181/

https://www.facebook.com/slugburgerfestival/

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Slugburger%20Festival

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Borroum%20Drug%20Store

Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/v/borrums-drug-store/4cdec5aff8cdb1f7ac3b8d12

https://foursquare.com/explore?mode=url&near=Corinth,%20MS (nothing on the Slugburger Festival)

Google Maps: Google Maps Drug StoreMississippi (Street View available; it’s on Waldron Street)

GulfCoast.org: No listing located https://www.gulfcoast.org/

Historical Marker Database (HMDB): https://www.hmdb.org/ (no listing for either Borroum’s or Slugburger Festival)

Inspirock: https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/corinth/borroums-drug-store-and-soda-fountain-a473959439

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/slugburgerfestival/

https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/353028275/borroums-drug-store-and-old-fashioned-soda-fountain/ 

Mississippi Encyclopedia: https://mississippiencyclopedia.org/entries/borroums-drug-store/ (same as link above)

https://mississippiencyclopedia.org/entries/slugburgers/ (same as link above)

Mississippi Hills: No listing located http://www.mississippihills.org/

Mississippi Land Conservation Assistance Network: No listing located https://www.mississippilandcan.org/

The Mississippi Link: http://themississippilink.com/tag/slugburger-festival/

Mississippi Magazine: https://www.mismag.com/?s=Slugburger+Festival

Mississippi Museums: No listing located http://mississippimuseums.org/

Mississippi Obscura: https://mississippiobscura.com/beats-doing-chores-blog/f/ca

Mississippi Today: https://mississippitoday.org/ No listing located

Mississippi Delta Top 40: No listing located  http://msdeltatop40.com/

Miss Preservation: No listing located https://misspreservation.com/

Mysterious Universe: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/ No listing located

Only In Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/mississippi/14-unique-ms-festivals/ (#3) numerous listings for both Slugburger Festival and Borroum’s Drug Store

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/mississippi/timeless-ms-restaurant/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Slugburger%20Festival&rs=typed

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Borroum%27s%20Drug%20Store&rs=typed

Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located https://roadsandkingdoms.com/

Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7780

Road Trippers: https://maps.roadtrippers.com/ (No listing located)

Save My Place MS: No listing located http://www.savemyplacems.com/

Silly America: (No Mississippi locations at all) http://sillyamerica.com/

Southern Food and Beverage: https://sofab.fandom.com/wiki/Borroum%27s_Drug_Store

Southern Spaces: No listing located https://southernspaces.org/

This Is My South: No listing located https://www.thisismysouth.com/

Today in Mississippi: No listing located http://www.todayinmississippi.com/

Traveling Mom: No listing located https://www.travelingmom.com/

Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g43735-d1946265-Reviews-Borroum_s_Drug_Store_and_Soda_Fountain-Corinth_Mississippi.html

TripHobo: No listing located https://www.triphobo.com/

Tripshock: No listing located   https://www.tripshock.com/

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/search/Slugburger+Festival

Twitch channel or search: No listing located https://www.twitch.tv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Slugburger%20Festival&src=typed_query

https://twitter.com/search?q=Borroum%20Drug%20Store&src=typed_query

Vacations Made Easy: https://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/ No listing located

 Vimeo channel or search: https://vimeo.com/71642828

https://vimeo.com/72048900

Visit the Delta: No listing located https://visitthedelta.com/

VisitMississippi.org: https://visitmississippi.org/?s=Borroum

https://visitmississippi.org/how-to-slide-into-the-2019-slugburger-festival/

Visit Natchez: No listing located https://www.visitnatchez.org/

Waymarking: No listing located http://www.waymarking.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinth,_Mississippi (photo about 1/2 way down the link of the drug store)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slugburger not mentioned directly, but they sell Slugburgers and are involved in the Festival.

Not mentioned https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Mississippi

WLOX: No listing located https://www.wlox.com/

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/borroums-drug-store-soda-fountain-corinth

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/city-of-corinth-corinth-4?select=PuiMKykwTlQKRSkULKXD2A

YouTube channel or search: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35ys7i-x-g

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Borroum+Drug+Store

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Slugburger+Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSYZev-8H0 (around 24:54 minute interview with Camille about the history of the drug store)

Past Mississippi Mondays postshttps://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/mississippi-mondays/

 

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